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Jennifer Holliday had to drop out of Donald Trump’s inauguration because of death threats

17 January 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Singer Jennifer Holliday gave another statement regarding the reason why she dropped out of her supposed performance at the inauguration of Donald J. Trump this January 20 and this time, she said that it was because of receiving death threats.

In her first statement, she said that she will not be performing at the inauguration because she wants to demonstrate solidarity with the LGBTQ community. Her agent reportedly told the Inauguration Committee regarding the death threats but Holliday did not yet release an official statement regarding this matter. However, a source close to Holliday claims that the LGBTQ issue and the death threats were both factors in her decision to withdraw her performance for Trump’s inauguration.

According to the other reports, it was not just Holliday who was receiving death threats as her other family members also received such threats after she accepted the offer of performing for Trump’s inauguration. It was not stated if there were particular people or groups who have sent her and her family death threats.

In an open letter, Holiday did not make mention of the threats. Instead she wrote, “I was honestly just thinking that I wanted my voice to be a healing and unifying force for hope through music to help our deeply polarized country. Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.”

The Trump administration has not yet commented on this. No anti-Trump groups and organization have come forward to claim responsibility over the death threats.

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